Cinematic Convolutions: Catching Words in the Rye

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In the words of David Fincher on how movies affect people: “As an audience, they know you can do anything. So its not about what you do, its about what you don’t do.”

And the Catcher In the Rye doesn’t do many things.

To great effect.

This is How Catcher in The Rye made me a better filmmaker.

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Where Writing Starts: Brainstorming

The Thinker

In this past month, the members of 8 Cent Publishing got together with the intention of getting our thoughts out there.  We really wanted to aim our blog and book in a certain direction so our writing could be more specific, more precise.  Well, after an hour of brainstorming, we had all of two things on the board that everybody could agree with; “Media” and “Sports”.  Our session hadn’t been that successful, but why?  We weren’t really brainstorming. Continue reading

The Undisputed Champion

Hi everybody!  My name is Chris, I won the grueling rock-paper-scissors tournament that we had a couple weeks ago and that’s why I’m blogging last.

My Role:

I’ll be doing all things technology for this group which for now will just be managing this website and I’ll be writing our book with the rest of the group as well. Hopefully, my job will expand to other things as we progress through the different stages of publishing our book.

What I Want to Do With Our Book

To be honest, I’d never really considered writing a book until now.  I guess that’s why it’s so exciting!  We’re all still not entirely sure what we’re going to write about, but we have a couple ideas bouncing back and forth between us.  I hope that these blog posts and updates will both inform and inspire people, whether they’re high school students like us, or adults.  Maybe some of you will decide to pursue your passion in creative work like we are.